Number of Children

  • John Tyler had the most children with 16 (15 with his two wives).
  • Five presidents (Washington, MadisonJackson, Polk, Buchanan) did not have any biological children.
  • On average the presidents had 4.1 children.
  • The most frequent number of children is two, which happened twelve times.
  • * includes adopted children
  • + includes children outside of marriage (proven or alleged)

Rank#PresidentChildren
110John Tyler16 +
23Thomas Jefferson14 +
39William Henry Harrison11 +
419Rutherford B. Hayes8
520James A. Garfield7
612Zachary Taylor6
622 & 24Grover Cleveland6 +
626Theodore Roosevelt6
632Franklin D. Roosevelt6
641George H. W. Bush6
112John Adams5
118Martin Van Buren5
1117Andrew Johnson5
1145Donald J. Trump5
156John Quincy Adams4
1516Abraham Lincoln4
1518Ulysses S. Grant4
1523Benjamin Harrison4
1538Gerald R. Ford4
1539Jimmy Carter4
1540Ronald Reagan4 *
225James Monroe3
2214Franklin Pierce3
2221Chester A. Arthur3
2227William H. Taft3
2228Woodrow Wilson3
2235John F. Kennedy3
281George Washington2 *
287Andrew Jackson2 *
2813Millard Fillmore2
2815James Buchanan2 *
2825William McKinley2
2830Calvin Coolidge2
2831Herbert Hoover2
2834Dwight D. Eisenhower2
2836Lyndon B. Johnson2
2837Richard M. Nixon2
2843George W. Bush2
2844Barack Obama2
4029Warren G. Harding1 +
4033Harry S. Truman1
4042Bill Clinton1
434James Madison0
4311James K. Polk0

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